Welfare Dept aware of difficulties faced by Simpang Renggam folk



CORONAVIRUS | The Social Welfare Department (JKM) takes note of every comment and complaint made by the people living in Simpang Renggam in its bid to assist them following the enforcement of the enhanced movement control order (MCO) to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kluang District Social Welfare officer P Thanaselan said they were aware of the needs of residents in Kampung Dato’ Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Dato’ Ibrahim Majid since the two areas were placed under enhanced MCO effective March 27 to April 9.

So far, about 650 families from the two areas have received direct food aid from JKM personnel, who would deliver them from home to home periodically, while about 400 packets are distributed in stages to 400 families in nine villages placed under the order.

The nine villages - Kampung Parit Talibek, Kampung Parit Hassan, Kampung Parit Salman, Kampung Parit Haji Basri, Kampung Parit Ghani, Kampung Parit Kasmani, Kampung Parit Penghulu, Kampung Lorong Perdana and Taman Surau - are a chain under Kampung Dato’ Ibrahim Majid.

“JKM staff will place these food packets in front of the residents’ homes beginning from 9pm to 3am so as not to disturb them.

“We will try to fulfil the requests of the affected residents, but they need to understand also that we have to focus on priorities first,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

Thanaselan said that apart from food, they also paid attention to other forms of assistance like other daily essentials and the needs of people with disabilities (OKU).

“Among the things we have provided are disposable diapers for babies and OKU, special milk powder for the OKU and we also get other requests like food for their livestock."

He said those in need of aid or specific assistance can call these hotline numbers directly at 07-755 1300 or 1-300-88-6377.

- Bernama

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